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ISSUE 77

MAR/APR 2012

Issue 77
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Editor's Letter

Statutes of Liberty: How Artists Govern Themselves

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

In our March/April issue, we explore ideas of creative self-determination and examine some of the leading artist-run collectives in the Asia region.

Palestine Jordan Kuwait Egypt
Reports: The Point

A Manual for Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Times

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

To live in the “state of emergency” as an inevitability, is to live in the state of the revolution. 

USA
Essays: Case Study

Escaping Ghost

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A decade after No Ghost Just a Shell, Annlee remains trapped in copyright purgatory.

New Zealand
Essays: Report

Art in the Interim

Negotiating a space between demolition and reconstruction.

India
Profiles: Q&A

A River of Memories
Sheba Chhachhi

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

With an inclination for the unseen and unspoken worlds of women—from female ascetics to the Yamuna goddess, incarnate in the Yamuna River—Chhachhi’s practice gives voice and bears witness to both everyday atrocities and mythological tales. 

China
Features

Reasoning with Idols
Wang Guangyi

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic

Wang Guangyi is one of the most recognizable figures on today’s contemporary art stage, globally renowned for his combination of avant-garde art and impressive commercial success. 

Korea, South
Reviews
PKM Gallery | Bartleby Bickle & Meursault

Liquide Commune, Part I
Minouk Lim

Also available in:  Chinese  Arabic
China Qatar
Reviews
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Saraab
Cai Guo-Qiang

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Sri Lanka Thailand India China Japan Denmark UK
Reviews
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

Entanglement: The Ambivalence of Identity

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Macau Russia
Projects

Where I Work
Konstantin Bessmertny

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Cruising past the golden windows of the Sands Macau casino, through the central business district and Vegas-modeled gambling strip, Konstantin Bessmertny swerves his black BMW into a tiny cobblestone road flanked by the coral pink and tangerine facades of old neighborhood apartments. 

Print Content
REPORTS
Pak Sheung Chuen on Koki Tanaka
Tashkent: Dispatch
Protests, Pitfalls and Pop
Seasonal Offerings
Fair Start
Whispering Gallery
Exploring the Unknown
Sreshta Rit Premnath, Makeshift, Alice Kok: When Histories Become Form
ESSAYS
Paris-Delhi-Bombay: A Survey in Focus
The Problem With Display
PROFILES
Mounira al-Solh: The Ventriloquist’s Humor
Jinnie Seo: Shaping Space With Her Hands
Malvinder Singh: For Generations to Share
FEATURES
Geneologies of Sovereignty
Lateral Thinking: Artivist Networks in East Asia
Danh Vo: Defining Documents
REVIEWS
Untitled: (12th Istanbul Biennial)
Immemorial
Yuan Goang-ming: Before Memory
Beijing Voice
One Suitcase Per Person
Amanda Heng: Speak to Me, Walk with Me
Heman Chong: Calendars (2020–2096)
Rohini Devasher: Permutation
Asia: Looking South
Chen Zhen: Les pas Silencieux
Yutaka Sone: Island
The Matter Within
Bruce and Norman Yonemoto
BOOK REVIEW
Interior Worlds and Tropical Climes
THE LAST WORD
East Meets East
QUESTIONNAIRE
Charles Lim